Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Sapindales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Horsechestnut at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
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Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_a_hippocastanum_2
May Suffolk County MA
A tree 50-75' tall, usually a spread of 40-70'. Can grow to 100' or taller, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants (Dirr, 1975+).
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_a_hippocastanum_c
Flowers white with a blotch of yellow at the base which turns reddish, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants (Dirr, 1975+).
Habitat: Urban and suburban areas, perhaps not definitely naturalized, but fairly often planted as a street tree and escaping as seedlings in the vicinity of plantings, per Weakley's Flora
Non-native: southeast Europe
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Palmately compound: (5)7 leaflets
White with red spots & yellow claw
Flowers in terminal panicles
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Identifying Trees: An All-Season Guide to Eastern North America (Williams, 2007) p232
- Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide (Lance, 2004) p050
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